CORNWALL, ON, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Between September 12th and 16th, 2011, the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) in partnership with the
Cornwall Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), RCMP's
Integrated Criminal Intelligence Section (ICIS), the Ontario Provincial
Police Emergency Response Team (ERT), Ontario Provincial Police Drug
Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers and the RCMP's "C" Division Air
Services worked together on a marihuana eradication project named
Marihuana eradication is undertaken annually in law enforcement's
ongoing efforts of reducing the availability of this drug within our
communities. On Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, the RCMP launched the national Marihuana Grow Initiative to
combat the prevalence of marihuana production being run and exploited
by organized crime groups in Canada. This joint forces operation is an
example of the collaboration envisioned within the Initiative and is
the next step in building a coordinated, collective response to this
issue across Canada.
As a result of this cooperation, a total of 5,736 marihuana plants and
6,357 grams of dried marihuana was seized, two (2) search warrants were
executed and two (2) individuals, both, from the Greater Toronto Area,
face charges of cultivation and possession for the purposes of
trafficking in this illicit drug.
During this operation, members made marihuana seizures in varying
amounts in the following areas: Alfred/Plantagenet, Alexandria,
Bainsville, Avonmore, Crysler, Curran, Hawkesbury, Lunenburg, Maxville,
Moose Creek, Newington, North Glengarry, Osnabruck, South Stormont, St.
Isidore, Wendover, and Williamsburg.
The CRTF continues to address the complaints of suspicious activity
observed by local residents. If anyone notices suspicious activity,
they are urged to please contact the CRTF at 613-937-2800 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Ontario Provincial
Police, Ontario Ministry of Revenue and Cornwall Community Police
SOURCE Cornwall Regional Task Force
For further information:
| Sgt. Lee Côté |
| || Sgt. Kristine Rae |
Ontario Provincial Police